Lionesses Have Answers For Spanish Inquisition

by Darrell Allen (21/7/22) Above: England joy after the sensational comeback win over Spain in Brighton last night. Photo: Lionesses. Following the total breeze of Group A which saw three wins, 14 goals, and none conceded, the Lionesses faced their first major test for some time. What a test it was as Spain were outstandingContinue reading “Lionesses Have Answers For Spanish Inquisition”

Germany Glide Past Spain And Into The Quarter-Finals

by Johnathan Stack (13/7/22) Above: Germany show their joy at Brentford last night after defeating Spain. Photo: Euro 2022. The Brentford Community Stadium was the scene for Germany’s second group game against Spain. Going into this Group B encounter, one goal split the sides in the table. Germany head coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg was forced intoContinue reading “Germany Glide Past Spain And Into The Quarter-Finals”

Spanish Strategy Defeats Fast Starting Finns

by Jean-Pierre Thiesset (9/7/22) Above: Lucia Garcia Cordoba wheels away in delight after scoring for Spain. Photo: Euro 2022. Spain overcame a shock early goal concession to overcome Finland by the comfortable-looking scoreline of 4-1 at Stadium MK, Milton Keynes. Having to overcome adversity is a theme of Spain’s Euros. As well as having toContinue reading “Spanish Strategy Defeats Fast Starting Finns”

How Spain Cope Without Alexia Putellas

by Nathan Edwards (7/7/22) Above: Alexia Putellas’ loss is huge for Spain, but offers a golden opportunity to others. Photo: Jose Luis Contreras/DAX Images/NurPhoto. As Jorge Vilda readied his Spanish side for the Women’s Euros, it all looked positive. La Roja’s first outing in preparation for the Championships quickly squashed the worries about goal scoring,Continue reading “How Spain Cope Without Alexia Putellas”

Euros Preview: Spain

by Nathan Edwards (29/6/22). Above: Spain – one of the favoured nations at this year’s competition. Photo: GOAL. With the groups set out and the squads revealed, the Women’s 2022 Euro Championship has started to take shape, and for Spain, there is a quiet optimism surrounding the camp heading into the competition. In recent seasons,Continue reading “Euros Preview: Spain”

Matildas Analysis: Seven Levels Of Huelva

by Jonathan Tay (27/6/22) Above: Post-match scenes after Australia’s 7-0 defeat to Spain. Photo: Football Australia. It’s the 90th minute. Clare Polkinghorne, standing near her own penalty spot, is surrounded by the youthful trio of Courtney Nevin, Taylor Ray, and Charli Grant. Having just conceded their seventh goal, there’s a pause, as all three turnContinue reading “Matildas Analysis: Seven Levels Of Huelva”

Gustavsson: “This Is A Wake-Up Call For A Lot Of People”

Impetus’ Ben Gilby was in the post-match press conference which followed an experimental Australia squad’s 7-0 defeat to Spain. He heard the Matildas head coach Tony Gustavsson outline how initial plans to field his strongest squad went up in flames and how he believes that deeper investment is needed to bring the next tier ofContinue reading “Gustavsson: “This Is A Wake-Up Call For A Lot Of People””

Gustavsson Looking For Answers Over Results

Impetus’ Jonathan Tay was in Australia head coach Tony Gustavsson‘s media conference for us yesterday. He reviews the squad selections and aims for the tough two games ahead (25/6/22). Above: Tony Gustavsson in the media conference yesterday. Photo: Football Australia. “We need answers.” That was the recurring catch-cry from Matildas head coach Tony Gustavsson, speakingContinue reading “Gustavsson Looking For Answers Over Results”

Matildas Announce Spain Challenge

10/5/22 Above: The Matildas will be gathering together once more next month and will face a major test in Spain. Photo supplied to Impetus by: Football Australia. Australia will head to Huelva to take on Spain on Saturday 25th June 2022 in the first of two international friendly matches for the June FIFA Window.  TheContinue reading “Matildas Announce Spain Challenge”

A Day To Remember

Ten-year-old Esme who plays for Bure Valley, one of our partner clubs, was in the crowd at Carrow Road to watch the Lionesses. She reports for Impetus. England 0–0 Spain Above: Some of the Bure Valley youngsters gather outside Carrow Road ahead of England’s game with Spain in the Arnold Clark Cup on Sunday. ByContinue reading “A Day To Remember”